Winter Driving Hazard Avoidance

How many of your employees will CRASH this winter? Are they prepared to face the unique challenges and dangers presented with driving in winter conditions?

Driving in winter can be especially hazardous, particularly when drivers do not adjust their approach to unpredictable changing winter conditions with an attitude of due care. Less than good vehicle handling skills and/or overconfidence can set you up for definite trouble and land you in a ditch!

Winter Driving Hazard Avoidance Training takes the theory learned in classroom and places it in the hands of the learner for practical application and skills development under snowy conditions.

What your employees will learn:

  • The hazards inherent to winter driving
  • Strategies for minimizing risk in adverse weather and winter road conditions
  • The elements of traction and control
  • How to move off from a stop without wheel-spin or loss of control
  • The 3 principal types of skids; what causes them and how to recover from them
    • Under steer skids
    • Over steer skids
    • Hydro-planing
    • Lock-up on braking
  • Defensive and Emergency techniques:
    • Advanced visual and observation techniques
      • How use vision to effectively scan for existing hazards
      • How to clear intersections
      • How to anticipate and solve conflicts before they occur
      • How to use mirrors effectively
    • Creating and maintaining a vehicle safety zone
      • How to calculate and evaluate following distance
      • How to deal with tailgaters
      • How to develop a cushion of space and keep your options open
  • How to correctly use your Antilock Braking System in an emergency
  • How to execute an emergency maneuver to effectively steer out of trouble
  • How to balance vehicle controls to avoid skids or loss of control in emergencies
  • Driving in deeper snow without getting stuck
  • Practical methods for getting un-stuck

Maximum class loading of three (3) participants per half-day course.

Certificates of successful completion are provided.

Gain traction in reducing your bottom line and prevent winter driving incidents among your drivers, with Thinking Driver’s Winter Driving Hazard Avoidance Training.

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Hours: 8am to 4pm PST

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